A busy Spring at Towsers

My goodness, where has this year gone?  I can’t believe we are nearly half way through 2014 already, we’ve hardly got used to writing the date yet!

What a busy start to the year we have had, with so many of our wonderful regular friends coming to see us and enjoy their holidays with us.  There have been a great number of new faces in the kennels as well this year, lots of youngsters and we hope we can look forward to long and happy associations with you all.

On that note of long and happy associations we have also, inevitably, lost some of our beloved ‘oldies’.  It is so sad to say goodbye to dogs we have known since puppies, and we know what a wrench it is for their dedicated and loving owners and we try to send our heartfelt condolences to all those who inform us of their sad losses.  We hope, in time, they will be bringing new little bundles of joy for us to guide and cherish through their kenneling lives with us.  Puppies remind us just why we love this business so much, with  their boundless enthusiasm for life.

The grounds are looking beautiful this year, the rain has washed everything to a vibrant green and the blossom has been glorious.  The pheasants are calling and the birds are getting us up at stupid o’clock in the mornings.

We are filling up fast for summer, so please don’t leave your holiday bookings for your pet until the last minute as you may well be disappointed.  Forward planning when kenneling dogs is essential, especially ones who haven’t visited us before, as we like them to have a 24 hour mini break well in advance of their holiday, so we can make sure they are going to be happy with us and also so they get to meet us and the surroundings for a very short visit.  Kennel cough vaccinations must be done at least two weeks before any dog’s first visit, so be sure you have all your arrangements in place before making an enquiry or a booking.

We look forward to a hectic summer, which will be upon us in a blink of an eye and hope you all have glorious holidays, knowing your pet is having one too!

Jem’s girls do it again.

Well, after our youngest Show Champion Fleur (Sh. Ch. Courtdown Beautiful Dancer) gained her fourth CC and Best of Breed at WELKS in April, a couple of weeks later her half sister Corranroo Cruz, bred and owned by Jacque Bayne,  gained her second CC at SKC and last Saturday saw Gemma Hawkins with her young Corranroo bitch (half sister again) being awarded Best Bitch and Best of Breed at Bath and Suzanne Humphries young Spyefire bitch (also a half sister to Fleur)  gaining her Reserve Best Bitch award.

All these lovely ladies are sired by our Jem – Taniswood Dirty Dancer at Courtdown – an excellent start to the year for his progeny, let’s hope it carries on through the year and we wish all the best to all his daughters.